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Raised Bed Designs – Part 2

It’s time for another round of raised bed designs here in 2012, where raised bed gardening seems to be as popular as ever. The benefits of using raised beds are (according to Wikipedia): Higher yield Creates a micro-climate in which weed growth is suppressed Moisture is conserved Extends the growing season Plants grow easier due

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Raised Bed Designs

It’s time for another collection of raised bed designs from around the world. The kitchen gardeners out there are really creative when it comes to shapes and materials used. Although many types of raised bed kits for gardens are available in shops you might get inspired to construct your very own based on the gallery

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Mulching My Garden Beds

Once a week I mow the lawn and I often use the grass clippings as mulch on my beds. Leaves and small sticks collected by the lawnmower can be used too: A bed of leeks has been prepared this way: When you have a layer of mulch the weeds have a hard time reaching the

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And While We Wait For The Potatoes…

I have a number of smaller projects in my garden that I want to write about today. The big project I’m working on is our new chicken coop but there’s not much new to report yet, but do look out for the upcoming third part in the series. Mulching We have a rather big large

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How to Build a Compost Using Chicken Wire

As the lawn is beginning to look more and more like a real kitchen garden I’m collecting lots of material suitable for composting. I picked a spot next to my rain collector for my new compost pile: Four pieces of round pressure treated poles are placed in each corner: I’m using metal chicken wire to

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First Pictures From My New Garden

The dust has finally settled after our move from the old house to the new rented house, but there’s still a lot of things that need to be cleaned up, sorted and put into the right place. Unfortunately, the space I had in my old 30 m2 (320 ft2) garage shrinked to a small 4┬ám2

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Food4Wealth Review

Here is my review of Jonathan White’s product called Food4Wealth. Jonathan has over 20 years of experience as an environmental scientist and horticulturalist. He claims that if you follow his program in the form of an eBook and related videos you can save up to $5,000 per year, and that may indeed turn out to

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Getting Ready to Move

In about two weeks a new garden adventure will begin for me, as I’ll be moving to a new property together with my girlfriend and our two small kids. What’s new for me is that this time it’s a rented place compared to our current house, which I own myself. We had a brief talk

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